Years ago, a man was panning for gold on Alaska’s Kupreanof Island, just along Coho Creek. While making his way through a forest, he was shocked to see a strange creature near a swamp. When he looked more closely, he realized the animal was a massive Alaskan timber wolf, injured and immobilized after being caught in a trap.
The man was initially scared to come face to face with the large beast, but soon realized that it was weak and exhausted after being stranded for days without food. Although he was still cautious around her, he noticed that her breasts were full of milk. This meant only one thing – she had cubs that desperately needed her to survive.
The man knew that approaching to help the predator would have been dangerous, but he still felt sorry for her and her cubs. So he retraced his existing paw prints and ventured deeper into the wilderness to see if he could find her cubs. Sure enough, he found a burrow about half a mile away.
While the man was imitating howling wolves, 4 small cubs came out of hiding. They were so hungry that they started sucking on the man’s fingers. The man carefully carried them into his bag and reunited them with their mother, who hugged her little ones with deep wails of excitement!
Despite the man’s kind gesture and good intentions, the protective mother still didn’t trust him to approach her. But the man knew he would starve to death at this rate. So he carefully brought him the remains of a freshly dead deer to satisfy her hunger.
For the next few days, the man camped next to the still bound mother wolf and her cubs. He spent his time searching and finding food for the wolf. He really bonded with the pups! One day, out of the blue, mom started wagging her tail gently while he was making her dinner!
The man took a leap of faith and approached to free the wolf. Finally he licked her hands and allowed her to release her from the nasty trap, which had badly damaged her paw. Once freed, she began limping home. However, she made a sudden stop and convinced her savior to follow her!
The mother wolf took him to a mountain meadow and introduced him to her pack. It was a life-changing experience for the man as he interacted with so many wolves who treated him as a member of the pack. The mother howled mournfully as the man said goodbye, not knowing that they were destined to meet again after many years.
Four years later, the man returned to Coho Creek for another adventure. Nostalgia hit him hard as he revisited the now rusted steel trap by the swamp. But just then, he found himself being chased by a bear – and he had nowhere to run in that life-threatening crisis. So he climbed a tree in a panic as the bear cornered him.
The man, in desperation, then let out “loud wolf cries” in the haste of the moment. Just as he was at the end of his strength, a shiver ran down his spine as a strange and familiar shape appeared before his eyes! Watch this video to the end to find out what the man saw and how it changed his life!
Click on the video below to watch this extraordinary saga between the man and the wolf he saved!